(1) An accredited animal ethics committee must not grant a project approval unless satisfied that:
(a) the applicant undertaking the project is a fit and proper person; and
(b) the person or persons undertaking the project have the competence to comply with the scientific use code.
(2) In considering the application, the animal ethics committee must take into account:
(a) the requirements of the scientific use code; and
(b) any matter specified in the CEO guidelines; and
(c) any other matter the committee considers relevant to the application.
(3) After considering the application, the animal ethics committee may:
(a) approve the application and the project; or
(b) refuse the application.